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Risperidone-Induced Hyperprolactinemia Treated With Bromocriptine

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2005 by University Hospital, Bonn.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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University Hospital, Bonn Identifier:
First received: April 13, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2005
History: No changes posted
Antipsychotic drugs can cause a clinically relevant hyperprolactinemia due to blocking the dopamine receptors in the pituitary.Schizophrenic patients suffering from a neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia will be examined endocrinologically. Adverse drug effects and diagnoses will be confirmed by measuring hormones.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Bromocriptin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapy With Bromocriptine in Patients With Symptomatic Risperidone-Induced Hyperprolactinemia

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Bonn:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prolactin
  • LH
  • FSH
  • Testosterone
  • Estradiol

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • HAM-D
  • Simpson Angus Scale (SAS)

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2008
Detailed Description:

Antipsychotic drugs can cause a clinically relevant hyperprolactinemia due to blocking the dopamine receptors in the pituitary.Depending on its concentration hyperprolactinemia causes a median hypogonadism with estrogen insufficiency in women and testosterone insufficiency in men by inhibiting the pulsatile GnRH-secretion.The hyperprolactinemia-induced symptoms have been successfully medicated for years with dopamine agonists like bromocriptine.

In patients with psychiatric diseases hyperprolactinemia is usually not treated with dopamine agonist fearing a reexacerbation of the underline psychiatric disease. In a few studies and casuistically the treatment of neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia with bromocriptine has been shown to be effective without causing reexacerbation of psychotic symptoms.

Schizophrenic patients suffering from a neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia (in extremis galactorrhoea and amenorrhoea. in women, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in men) will be examined endocrinologically. Adverse drug effects and diagnoses will be confirmed by measuring hormones (prolactin, LH, FSH, testosterone, estradiol). In case of a clear symptomatic, neuroleptic-induced hyperprolactinemia patients will be medicated with bromocriptin. Therapeutical success will be determined endocrinologically in week 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 together with a psychiatric examination (PANSS, HAM-D, Simpson-Angus Scale (SAS)). Safety of therapy will be ensured by the close meshed psychiatric examinations.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female and male schizophrenic patients.
  • Antipsychotic treatment with risperidone.
  • Diagnosis of a clinically relevant hyperprolactinemia.
  • No indication of disturbance of the somato-, cortico or thyreotropic hypophysis-axis (IGF-1, cortisol, ACTH, TSH, FT3, FT4)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe somatic disease, especially coronary disease.
  • Acute psychotic exacerbation.
  • Pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00315081

Contact: Kai-Uwe Kuehn, MD 0049-(0)228-287-5681

University of Bonn, Department of Psychiatry Not yet recruiting
Bonn, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany, 53105
Contact: Kai-Uwe Kuehn, MD    0049-(0)2228-287-5681   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Bonn
Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Maier, MD University of Bonn, Department of Psychiatry
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00315081     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 150-05
Study First Received: April 13, 2006
Last Updated: April 13, 2006

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Bonn:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pituitary Diseases
Hypothalamic Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Hormone Antagonists
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dopamine Agonists
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists processed this record on May 24, 2017